Over the weekend, Naughty Dog revealed details about a limited edition (aka the Fortune Hunter edition) version of its highly anticipated sequel Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. And while I don't really have any strong feelings for or against special editions (if you love a game enough to throw down the cash for a SE, then more power to you), I’m particularly fond of how Naughty Dog has approached this special edition.
See, rather than simply putting out a big box filled with collectible goodies that anyone with the appropriate amount of cash could pick up, Naughty Dog has decided to make its limited edition even more so by requiring players to win it. That’s right. These babies will not be sold in stores. And if that wasn’t painfully unfair enough, here’s what each one includes:
- An exact in-game replica of the Phurba Dagger Artifact with stand
- Collectible art book
- Game downloads
- Collector case autographed by Naughty Dog
Now, Naughty Dog hasn’t revealed all of the ways that players will be able to win these editions, however there will apparently be chances offered over at the official PlayStation blog, in PlayStation Home, and during the Uncharted 2 multiplayer beta starting September 15th. So if you’re looking to be the envy of your circle of Uncharted-loving friends, you now have your mission.
What do you think about special editions that can only be won?